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Feature - Kurdish Offensive in Sinjar (2015)
Moises Saman
In November, 2015 Moises Saman returned to Iraq to cover the ongoing fight against the Islamic State. Traveling with Kurdish fighters, he entered the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar which had recently witnessed intense fighting. Though there was still some evidence of the IS occupation, including a large mass-grave of Yazidi civilians, the town had been seriously damaged during US air strikes directed at IS forces and the eventual Kurdish and Yazidi assault. With nowhere to go, many civilians were caught up in the fighting.
Saman’s next destination was the front lines in Southern Mosul, where he...

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IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters opposing the...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Human remains can be seen in...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Empty cans of tomato paste found...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. The wreckage of a car remains...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Smoke rises from homes set on...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Kurdish forces building a protective...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. A Kurdish fighter mans a Milan...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Sandbags at a Kurdish defensive...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. A makeshift barricade at the...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Graffiti made by Islamic State...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 15, 2015. Kurdish peshmerga fighters at...
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IRAQ. Domiz. November 15, 2015. Kurdish fighters sit by a fire...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. Raid Shamun, 35, a Christian...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. Raid Shamun, 35, a Christian...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. A young man walks through the...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. The body of a dead Islamic State...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. The body of a would-be Islamic...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. The decomposing bodies of a...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. A makeshift barricade at the...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 16, 2015. A Kurdish fighter stands at...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 17, 2015. Kurdish fighters from the Zeravani...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 17, 2015. Kurdish fighters from the Zeravani...
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IRAQ. Snooni. November 17, 2015. Shivan Rasho Hussein (third...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A pick-up truck carrying Yezidi...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. Civilian residents of Sinjar...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A young boy, one of the few...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A man carries a TV set salvaged...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A man carries a large teddy...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. Peshmerga fighters inspect a...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A PKK fighter walks through...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A PKK fighter inspects an entrance...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. Kurdish fighters inspect an...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A Kurdish fighter inspects the...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. The abandoned home of an alleged...
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IRAQ. Sinjar. November 18, 2015. A Kurdish fighter walks through...
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IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sheikh Nezahn (left), the...
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IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters opposing the...
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IRAQ. Makhmour. November 19, 2015. A Sunni fighter opposing the...
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IRAQ. Bashiqa. November 21, 2015. A peshmerga fighter has his...
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IRAQ. Nineveh Province. November 21, 2015. A Kurdish peshmerga...
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